Slavic Gospel Association

Summary

Slavic Gospel Association is a global, nondenominational, evangelical mission organization founded in 1934 by Peter Deyneka Sr., a Russian immigrant with a deep concern for the spiritual well-being of his compatriots wherever they were to be found. (See also, Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries, Inc., a separate ministry founded in 1991 by Peter Deyneka, Sr.'s son, Peter Deyneka, Jr.) After the fall of the Iron Curtain, profound political and economic changes spread across the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe. Today, SGA's ministries are concentrated in these regions with the aim of helping the local, indigenous, evangelical churches to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their own peoples. SGA carries out a multifarious missionary outreach including media ministries (literature, radio and TV) based within the target countries, training of nationals for pastoral ministries and church planting, sponsorship of church planters, pastor training conferences and youth camps, children's ministries, prison ministries, Church construction assistance, and provision of humanitarian aid, which is distributed by the local churches. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
6151 Commonwealth Dr.
Loves Park, IL 61111-9907

Website: www.sga.org

Phone: (815) 282-8900

Email: sga@sga.org


Organization details

EIN: 362428314

CEO/President: Dr. Robert Provost

Chairman: Mr. Warner Tillman

Board size: 11

Founder: Rev. Peter Deyneka

Year founded: 1934

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Purpose

Slavic Gospel Association ("SGA") is a global, nondenominational, evangelical mission organization founded in 1934 by Peter Deyneka Sr. (1898 - 1987), a Russian immigrant with a deep concern for the spiritual well-being of his compatriots wherever they were to be found. (See also, Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries, Inc., a separate ministry founded in 1991 by Peter Deyneka, Sr.'s son, Peter Deyneka, Jr. (1931 - 2000)). After the fall of the Iron Curtain, profound political and economic change spread across the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe. Today, SGA's ministries are concentrated in these regions with the aim of helping the local, indigenous, evangelical churches to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their own peoples.

Through a unified strategy, SGA ministries in Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States work together to that end. SGA carries out a multifarious missionary outreach including media ministries (literature, radio and TV) based increasingly within the target countries themselves, training of nationals for pastoral ministries and church planting, sponsorship of church planters, pastor training conferences and youth camps, children's ministries, prison ministries, Church construction assistance, and provision of humanitarian aid, which is distributed by the local churches.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

Slavic Gospel Association uses the following to communicate its mission:

To serve evangelical churches, helping make disciples of the people in the lands of Russia for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through prayer, strategic ministry, and financial assistance.


Statement of faith

Slavic Gospel Association uses the following to communicate its faith:

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life. (Luke 24:27,44; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3; Acts 5:3-4)

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14; 14:6-11; Hebrews 1:1-8)

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed. (Romans 3:10-26; 1 Thessalonians 1:7-9: Jeremiah 17:9)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. (1 Corinthians 15:1-10; 1 John 1:7; 2:1-2; 1 Peter 3:18; Romans 3:24-25)

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate. (1 Corinthians 15:1-10; Hebrew 10:12-22; 1 John 2:1-2)

We believe in that blessed hope, the personal, premillennial and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 1:5-8; Acts 1:8-12; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, thereby receiving eternal life and thus becoming children of God. (John 1:12; 3:3-16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; John 10:27-29)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost. (Matthew 25:46; Daniel 12:2-3; Revelation 20:4-6, 10-15)

We believe in the spreading of the gospel as Jesus said... Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:20)

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating272 of 42350 of 78
Fund acquisition rating271 of 42356 of 78
Resource allocation rating283 of 42353 of 78
Asset utilization rating203 of 42337 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%9%11%12%14%11%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%9%11%12%14%11%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%99%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%11%10%12%13%12%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%1%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%78%79%79%79%78%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%79%107%99%104%97%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%62%84%79%82%76%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%21%-7%1%-4%3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%39%-17%1%-10%6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%11%9%8%10%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.301.312.031.831.821.64
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.541.211.321.301.351.37
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.541.592.672.392.462.25
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.9613.056.069.919.0910.28
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.080.160.100.110.10
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.076.983.754.524.354.83
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%14%25%19%20%20%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%66%37%44%44%49%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$2,980,731$2,406,309$2,586,462$2,532,629$2,707,894
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$74,793$72,464$109,876$159,091$203,348
Short-term investments$889,041$1,856$16,920$15,027$10,465
Other current assets$84,233$81,934$92,929$0$0
Total current assets$4,028,798$2,562,563$2,806,187$2,706,747$2,921,707
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$580,456$604,799$661,071$706,578$764,241
Other long-term assets$277,214$206,393$188,254$247,388$319,397
Total long-term assets$857,670$811,192$849,325$953,966$1,083,638
Total assets$4,886,468$3,373,755$3,655,512$3,660,713$4,005,345
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$258,832$377,531$231,420$243,142$229,520
Other current liabilities$49,859$45,042$51,866$54,538$54,598
Total current liabilities$308,691$422,573$283,286$297,680$284,118
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$380,524$410,630$407,337$440,114$515,344
Total long-term liabilities$380,524$410,630$407,337$440,114$515,344
Total liabilities$689,215$833,203$690,623$737,794$799,462
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$2,799,368$1,933,617$2,202,791$2,065,762$2,177,999
Temporarily restricted$1,397,885$606,935$762,098$857,157$1,027,884
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$4,197,253$2,540,552$2,964,889$2,922,919$3,205,883
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$8,004,565$6,401,406$6,778,858$6,336,227$6,740,322
Program service revenue$0$0$0$4,755$5,046
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$50,515$13,591$16,148$13,271$11,214
Other revenue$0$0($48,240)$13,728$8,405
Total other revenue$50,515$13,591($32,092)$31,754$24,665
Total revenue$8,055,080$6,414,997$6,746,766$6,367,981$6,764,987
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$4,994,485$5,391,987$5,304,900$5,223,833$5,132,698
Management and general$715,242$766,674$598,576$532,841$659,654
Fundraising$688,652$680,673$801,320$894,271$767,115
Total expenses$6,398,379$6,839,334$6,704,796$6,650,945$6,559,467
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$1,656,701($424,337)$41,970($282,964)$205,520
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,656,701($424,337)$41,970($282,964)$205,520

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

Slavic Gospel Association was founded in 1934 by Rev. Peter Deyneka, who in 1914 had immigrated to the United States from the former Soviet republic of Belarus. A few years later, Rev. Deyneka came to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ during worship services at Chicago's renowned Moody Memorial Church, which was pastored at the time by Dr. Paul Rader.

After his salvation and graduation from St. Paul Bible School in Minnesota, Peter eventually returned to Chicago with an overwhelming burden to see his homeland won to Christ. In 1925, he went back to his homeland and traveled extensively, sharing the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ. While there, he established a strong relationship with the faithful churches of the Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists ("UECB"), one of the largest and oldest Protestant denominations. But in the early 1930s, Stalin intensified persecution of the churches and Peter was forced to return to the United States. Knowing there were ways to help the churches from America, he and a small group of Chicago-area businessmen founded SGA in the back room of Hedstrom's shoe store.

For many years, SGA covertly distributed millions of Bibles and Christian books into the hands of believers throughout the Soviet Union, while producing and broadcasting thousands of Christian radio programs. The mission also had an extensive ministry to Russian immigrants living in various countries throughout the world with training, teaching, and church planting. With the fall of communism, the focus of SGA's ministry is back in the Commonwealth of Independent States ("CIS"), the former Communist Russia.

SGA's mission has grown into an international ministry with autonomous offices in Australia, Canada, England, France, and New Zealand. SGA operates four regional ministry centers in the CIS, which are entirely staffed by nationals. Since 1997, SGA has been the official representative for the Russian UECB in North America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


Program accomplishments

Slavic Gospel Association's accomplishments and programs include some of the following:

SGA and its affiliates are sponsoring 360 church planters in the CIS who are now planting more than 1,000 churches in previously unreached communities and reaching children, orphans, prisoners and others.
Thru its 4 seminaries and 11 Bible institutes in the CIS, SGA is training about 500 new pastors, each of whom will have several simultaneous teaching, preaching, evangelism and benevolence ministries.
SGA sent 9 shipping containers of humanitarian aid to Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine (total value: $1,679,479), plus funding thousands of food parcels for orphans, families in crisis and others.


Needs

Jesus never hesitated to demonstrate His tender, loving concern for little ones, and He commanded us to do the same. You can positively affect the children in your community as well as those half a world away with Kid to Kid: Helping the Children of Russia, SGA's missions program for kids.

KID TO KID is an educational, adaptable, biblically sound outreach opportunity with many applications. The program kit contains several elements.

a five-part video comparing the lives of children in America and the CIS
an audiocassette featuring a five-part radio drama
transparencies and audio-tapes with Bible memory verses and songs in English and Russian
special coloring and game sheets
a color-in Bible chart and other helpful materials.
This outreach can be adapted for VBS programs, Sunday schools, Christian camps, midweek children's Bible clubs, and more! It makes it easy for your kids to impact the lives of other children living halfway around the world by providing them with Russian-language Bibles. Your children will have the joy of knowing they helped make it possible.

Through an exciting video series and other useful elements, your children will be able to learn about how Russian kids live, what foods they eat, how they play, and what challenges they face as they grow up. They can listen to the riveting story of Misha and the Truthteller, and rejoice as Misha is led to saving faith in Jesus Christ. They can enjoy singing Christian songs and memorizing Bible verses -- in English and Russian! But most importantly of all, they'll develop a heart for missions as they discover how they can be a part of bringing a Russian child to Christ.

Your Kids Can Help make a difference in precious young lives in the CIS by giving special offerings that will provide Russian-language Bibles -- and there are so many who need the Word of God! Lonely forgotten orphans living in run-down state orphanages, kids liv-ing on the street because their parents have abandoned them, young boys and girls in juvenile detention on their way to a life of crime, and count-less other kids who've never heard of the Saviors love. To receive your free kit of materials for this popular program, you may call SGA at 1-800-BIBLE-50 or sign up online at www. sga.org. We only ask that you send your Bible offerings to SGA as soon as possible after your program is concluded, so that we may put your gifts to immediate use among children in the CIS.

THEREFORE GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS . . .
Throughout the lands of Russia, hundreds of believers are ready and eager to fulfill the Lord's command to take the Gospel to their own nation, to make disciples, to plant churches. But these church planters need our support because their devastated economies make it virtually impossible for national churches to support missionaries.

Across Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine, our Christian brothers and sisters have unprecedented opportunities to reach their nations for Christ, and we in the West have been blessed with unprecedented levels of material resources to help them.

SGA encourages churches and believers in North America to sponsor national church planters for a minimum of two years. Two years of sponsorship means hundreds -- perhaps thousands of men, women, boys and girls will hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, most of them for the first time. It means a local body of believers will begin to meet and another church will be planted. If you are unable to support a church planter by yourself, SGA can team you with others. Monthly support is delivered every quarter directly to the church planters. You will receive his name and address, as well as the names of his wife and children, and if available, a family picture. The church planter is encouraged to periodically write to his sponsor and share items of praise regarding ministry progress, as well as personal and ministry prayer needs or concerns.

The church planter is accountable to his sending church, his regional pastor, and to the Director of Missions and Church-planting for the Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists. In addition, SGA representatives meet with church planters from time to time to encourage them and report their activities in SGA's monthly publication InSight. If you'd like more information, just call 1-800-BIBLE-50 and we'll be happy to answer all your questions.